Tips and Tricks to Prepare Your Home for Guests

Tips and Tricks to Prepare Your Home for Guests

Whether your guests are staying the night or just spending an evening, when company arrives you want your home to look its best. A bit of effort can give you peace of mind that your home will be a comfortable and welcoming space for guests.


Making sure your home is clean and tidy is possibly the most important tip on this list. This means cleaning up all the small facets of your life that you’d typically leave out mail, art projects, and unshelved books. The easiest way to declutter is to ensure everything has a “home” within your home, where it can be stored safely and out of the way. Although this may seem daunting, creating a daily routine of decluttering your home will make this easier when you don’t have much notice before your guests arrive.


For guests to feel comfortable, vacuum or sweep your floors, wipe countertops, and freshen up any guest bathrooms with new towels and toiletries. It’s particularly helpful to clean up any common areas of your house like the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. A fresh clean carpet will make your guests feel welcome and comfortable. 


For guests in a new place, it can be helpful to have everything well organized. This will make it easier for them to find objects they may need such as spare towels or the television remote without having to rely on you. Set your television remote in a clear location in the living area, and have spare toiletries in your bathroom where your guest can find them if needed.

Stock Food

Guests always appreciate their host having some extra food and drinks on hand, regardless of how long they plan to stay. Having a selection of snacks on hand will make it easier to feed your guests if they have any dietary restrictions.

Preparing a Guest Bedroom

To prepare a guest bedroom, make enough space in the room for them to store their bags and personal belongings. Fresh sheets on the bed are a must – and it can be helpful to have some extra pillows and blankets on the bed to ensure your guest is comfortable.

Another helpful tip for preparing your guests’ bedroom is to leave some extra toiletries in their room, including extra towels, soap, and tissues. If you have a spare clock or phone charger, place this in the guests’ room as well.

Preparing your home for a guest can seem overwhelming – however, these tips should help make the process easier for both you and your guest